Hunterdon County preserves 500 more acres of farmland

Farm, New Jersey Environment News

MIKE DEAK / USA TODAY -Seven Hunterdon County farms, totaling 494 acres, will be preserved after the county purchased the development rights to the properties.

Preserved will be an 84-acre farm in Franklin, a 316-acre property in Alexandria that will be divided into four farms, a 49-acre farm in Delaware and the 45-acre Livingston and Berry farm in Tewksbury.

“The preservation of farmland in our county is a priority focus of the freeholder board,” said Freeholder Director John Lanza following the Oct. 3 vote. “Placing these acres beyond the reach of development is important to maintaining Hunterdon County’s rural character, farmland preservation goals, and other key strategies to retain agriculture in the county.” …

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